Skip to main content

Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1990-09-18


Topics Live concert


Mississippi Half Step, Minglewood Blues, Loser, Picasso Moon, Row Jimmy, Desolation Row, To Lay Me Down, Promised Land Eyes Of The World-> Estimated Prophet-> Foolish Heart-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> The Wheel-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York, NY

Source MAD(FOB Schoeps)>D>CD >WAV>SHN.

Notes

DFOB MAD>D>CD Recorded by Dave Bratman with Schoeps mics (model unknown); 4, 1 second d/o's were patched w/ an FOB source; See info file for details; Seeded to etree by Darrin Sacks

Reviews

Reviewer: guidi2008 - - January 4, 2009
Subject: Great Show
This was my first show of around 45 that I attended and remains my favorite. During Promised Land Jerry was stomping his feet while looking at Bruce. I've never seen him so animated since. Picasso Moon (which I normally dont like) was hot as hell. Almost every song is top notch. Bobby was on fire the whole night.
Reviewer: pnc - - March 15, 2007
Subject: gimme a break...
i'm usually a not a naysayer, but come on ya'll. a good recording for sure, and a few nice moments, but vince's plunky and untimely playing coupled with the uber cheesy, no soul synth that was his contribution to the band is just shitty to listen to. I was at all these shows ans had a fine time, but knew that the end was near. listening to this only reminds me of that sad fact.

still...jerry, bruce, bobby and phil have some times here.
Reviewer: maximusprime - - March 14, 2007
Subject: wow!
this was such an incredible run of shows and this night proves it-- they are definately on fire throughout the whole performance, stretching every song out and back again with masterful precision--
jer and bruce sound SOOOO good together!
the quality is GREAT as well... sounds just like the tapes i was given a few weeks after the tour...
Reviewer: itasca777 - - August 22, 2006
Subject: Stellar sound + Eyes
Here it is, folks. One of the very best Eyes of the World.

The sound of this AUD is smooth yet detailed. A+ for an Audience. Just beautiful, almost like a multitrack. Dan Healy was a master of house sound. Mine is PCM digital not compressed.

The crowd is wowed by the amazing Eyes, Garcia bringing forth new chord changes left and right with utter grace, leaving the listener slack jawed. Vince and Bruce step up nicely. But Garcia in 1990 plays with so much wisdom, good nature and yet he dishes out new sliding chords that are so sick, like it is so easy. Garcia is visualizing a brand new space in this Eyes. Garcia sees this and grabs it, like a master aware in his moment.
Reviewer: dmilks - - December 15, 2005
Subject: To Lay Me Down>Promised Land
Definetley worth the listen despite the fact that the sound isn't great. The To Lay Me Down & Promised Land are some of the best versions I have heard. Overall though, all versions are very well played. 4 star performance, 3 star sound.
Reviewer: Peacefuljon - - December 3, 2005
Subject: Wow, brent was there
It sounds just as it was. This tape sounds like MSG. Queit crowd, great music. Jerry really gives that extra something. The Jam is incredable. These garden shows were very special. I was at all of them, I had floor for most and really enjoyed the scene. We all Deeply missed Brent, but Vince and Bruce exploring the unkown and Jerry really strechen it out there. The summer shows were hot. so was the spring. It was a great year for the dead but, a great loss as well.
as it was.
Peace
Reviewer: sperry - - November 19, 2004
Subject: PHEW!!
I had this tape a long time ago and lost it somewhere in my travels. The whole show is excellent. Even the first set is incredible with sleek and mean versions of minglewood, desolation row, lay me down and promised land. Hornsby is all over Garcia's chops and and garcia gladly obliges with ice-cutting notes, each well-thought out and played to perfection.

The second set is even meaner with the eyes and a great sugar mag.

I just wish the sound was just a little better.
Reviewer: JamBandJunky - - June 9, 2004
Subject: In the shadow of 9/19 and 9/20
This show and recording are solid! If nothing else get this one for the "Eyes". Tetifying to the caliber of playing throughout this show; I find it hard to believe that this was only Bruce's third gig of the tour. The band's chemistry certainly indicated otherwise. Don't miss this one.
In Collection
Grateful Dead
In Collection
Live Music Archive
Uploaded by
Jonathan Aizen
on 4/3/2004
Views
18,816
Favorites
7
Reviews
8
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
5,356
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Audience: Neumann KM140's
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
4,936
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: FOB Schoeps CMC3/MK4 (ORTF)> Oade Preamp> Dat (Panasonic SV255/48k)
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
5,576
0
4
( 4 reviews )
Source: Audience Partial
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
8,658
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Set 1 (FOB/3 mic Mix) Three Beyer M160's -> Sony D5 (Lead Deck) -> Cassette Master (Patched With Sony D6, Maxell XL-II)Transfer Info: Cassette Master (Sony TC-WE475/Azimuth Adjusted) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/96k) -> RME Hammerfall Digiface ->Sony V505 ->
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
6,482
0
4
( 4 reviews )
Source: Audience Recording: Sony ECM-270s> Sony TC-152 from front of balcony
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
5,160
0
2
( 2 reviews )
Source: AUD (Nak300's)>MC>DAT>CDR Set 2 Mark Horvath FOB ATM2’s> Sony TC-D5>MC>CDR
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
5,041
0
3
( 3 reviews )
Source: FOB Senn. 421's > Sony TC-D5 > DAT > CD
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
4,885
0
0
Source: Audience Partial
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
9,746
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Source: Audience Recording: Nak CM700's
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
6,990
0
0
Source: unknown aud > cass > cdDiscs kindly provided by Mark HorvathEac > cool edit pro > shntool > cdwav > shnv3 by Ernie DoddPartial 2nd set Only